World welcome the CTC (cava the combo) episodes hosted by Joewe , Tervin and Thabo. What is the episodes about? Well they touch on current affairs from fashion,music,art,social issues etc basically its “new age history” also with the upcoming episodes they’ll feature guests to make it more interesting. Now with the first episode they decided to unmaster it reason being to allow you to hear raw content trust me all this was done intentionally the world needs unique stuff/out of the box content isn’t it? well this is it! It’s here just give it time it’ll grow, all you have to do is kick back take 41mins of your time, sip coffee and have a listen.
hy everybody how are you doing today? its been a while since we’ve been posting hey? well cheer up were back for good now 2017 we sharing as much content as possible , so there’s something to smile about on a blue Monday.
what is our subject today well its the latest playlist of my most played music on my device please don’t sleep on these artists my request is for you to stop listening to too much radio music and just stay online surfing these artists I mean that’s how I got to discover most of these artist *NB
starting of the tables
this a hip hop duo all the way from the rainbow nation ( RSA )…they’ve been outchea pushing their stuff for quite a while now they got cameos on that Sawce music video by Frank casino ft Priddy Ugly YouTube it fam , pratrickXXLee featured them on his singles Punk shit and Wrong one (music video is hella lit by the way ) and now they dropped champain Bro this joint is hella even BELAIRE the champagne brand had to recognise and from my sources I hear they dropping the music video soon so look out for that.
one of my favourite Tsonga entertainers I ain’t gonna say rapper because homie is also a producer and host events and manages them too….but yeah this brother is definitely a definition of PUSHING I’ve been bumping his stuff lowkey and I have to say mxm whatever is coming his way which is success of course he deserves all of it this brother has been hustling yho….He has been on radio stations promoting events for a while now, he even got to perform his version of hell nah with the man himself NASTY C now tell me if that’s not a booster for your CV?? more like 5points out of 10…
homie is also shooting a music video so lookout for that .
probably my favourite south African vocalist. ..His EP of course Backseat Galaxy which most of yall are sleeping on is Booming it’s too wavy, too delicious, to nice and too much just go to your iTunes or Play store and search for it,just know I told you so.
my views on the homie ?uhm I’d say his a fusion of Frank ocean,The weekend and 6lack but nah i don’t wanna give you high expectations Wena all you have to do is Google the kid.
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ah my group. …They already dropped an EP with 5 tracks lol you should listen to the outro it’s too brazy. Well this is another Duo but they too wavy because music is not the only focus for them they do designs, artworks, clothing directing and photography well these are a summary of some of the cool stuff they do . But they still on the come up trying to coqouer the streets of Gaunteng and South Africa as a whole for taking over the world look just go online and look for them .
No disappointments here.
I wonder how would this guy feel if I called him a fuckboy who fucks with alotta La flame sound? mmmh but anyway the kid is fresh after I bumped Overseas and Grow Up i had to recommend him to my friends and yes he did not disappoint cause his shit is way to wavy , trippy man its just too much. I really wonder if we will ever receive music videos for these singles because they are really really good and by the way Champagne69 put me on this kid just go to instagram or sound cloud you’ll find him.
look man there’s plenty of artist to mention
but I had to choose my most played bruh Wena just stay online and forget that radio stuff “coz 90% of what they play is” garbage.
It’s a beautiful Monday isn’t it? if you don’t agree I guess the blues got you but don’t worry we also got you.
For anyone who doesn’t know the meaning of sleeping is let me elaborate
To ignore, overlook, or to forget something. Used as a verb, to sleep on something. Overlooking something that is deemed good or tight.
“Yall can sleep on the Steelers. They finna take it all this year.” honestly as I typed this i was sleeping on alotta stuff e.g these afrikaans/Mexican/Chinese artists and some topics like religion and politics Ey we all have prefarence don’t blame me.
but I got a few artist and brands I feel yall won’t have to sleep on for long.
this is a producer from the USA and damn bruh he already has more than 5 projects under his discography honestly this cat I put him in the top 10 of best producers
You know who put me on? Mr 1802.
speaking of which Mr 1802 made the list again why? cause i appreciate art so much. I remember when I got to interview him the first time from right then we started linking up I don’t know might even hire this kid to photograph my launch and my upcoming party in july/August ….I’m sure homie has matured and his photographer is just on a next level now and probably got paid a lot too . All the best to you Mr 1802.
I once had that mentality of not messing with stuff from around my home town from music to anything u can think of but ever since I started my brand mindset had to change we need to support one another to build an empire together e.g Indians and Asians look at the way they do business you’ll understand.
now this is a clothing brand I forgot the owner but I’m guessing he calls him self NINO it’s a brand from RSA/limpopo and honestly I like the way they market their stuff but I still don’t understand their vision honestly i don’t I feel I still need to be briefed anyway who ever is associated with the brand if yall reading this I wanna buy a crew neck from yall.
man these guys keep repeating….but Bro respect this dude homie Is multi talented I wouldn’t even doubt if they told me his a fire fighter now.
well so far what I’ve seen him do;
lol even once called himself that_cameraGuy at the time he was doing a lot of photography
his also a fan of Castle lager.
but I don’t know man lately homie been hiding under a cave I feel his about to suprise us homie might pull a Kanye or Drizzy on us where he comes back in that depressed look coz he might be working non stop and forget to clean himself.
All the best Lincoln.
my brother from next door. homie raised me no lie this dude is on his production streek yho….He probably has more than 2000 projects in his laptop and he be telling me they’ll all get released that’s why I keep telling everybody the future is too bright it’ll all get better just wait on it just don’t sleep to much
I been telling yall I need these kids around me man why? they so aware of the latest trends and are very influential now sniper is from limpopo/elim/Waterval he already has 3k likes on Facebook he even performed at the makhado show grounds what does he do? I feel his more of a trapper than a rapper no lie I make music cause I saw the possibilities from this kid and his still in high school Bro ….age is just a number.
I’m not really sure who host these events but I know Reeyah. well similar to project X the movie …at projekt x it also gets way too lit the mamie game is too much and the trapping too yall should visit next event is coming on 15th of April watch out its the most lit encounter
Remember a post i did on @Denier_M(matimu sithole)? well that very same guy introduced me to Mr 1802 an artist i met at 012central Rooftop exhibition an event that was hosted by Adriaan Louw where they were showcasing pictures taken at an #instawalk in Pretoria and 3 of Mr 1802’s images were featured.
How it happed- Denier invited me and he introduced us then we exchanged instagram accounts then 20+ days later i hit him up and asked if we could meet up for an interview and he agreed fast forward to Friday 27/10/2015 Mr 1802 landed in midrand and we went to MacDonald’s where the interview took place.
I made him pay for his own food though(sorry bruh money problems)
read the interview below.
Describe nhlanhla for me.
uhm…cool dude, Ok not your average cool dude not that braam guy but yeah a cool dude….
(As he was explaining a man who told us his a MacDonald’s supervisor asked ‘what is a cool dude?)
you know when they say your cool? being cool is when you influence people in a good way Like Kanye i know you might think his big headed and his so full of himself but look at it this way he influences a whole lot of people/kids when it comes to fashion,music and i know you might say he curses in his music or whatever but being cool is all about influencing people in a good way
(then the “MacDonald’s supervisor” asked so you wanna be the same as well?)
yes with what i do. I’m a Photographer i also wanna do fashion and influence people in a good way with what i do.
(“McDonald’s supervisor” ‘do you know that kanye makes money out of that?’ after that question he started to explain stuff about the devil etc then the conversation went to a moment of silence for a few seconds luckily his phone rings)
Lets get back to the subject matter.
(“McDonald’s supervisor” interrupts after hanging up his phone and says ‘myself i get paid to sit here and answer phone calls while i watch you guys chilling and talking when month end comes R45000 enters my bank account right now I’m off to the office’ then he stands up and come to our table and tells nhlanhla ‘your eating poison here cancer’ then walks off)
Okay….i was still saying i love art that’s why I’m doing photography…
(“McDonald’s supervisor” interrupt again ‘good luck with your photography!’ while walking away)
Sure, Check out my instagram account @nhlanhla1802…So i love art i feel like art can change the world man, art not being a drawing or painting but anything that is creative and beautiful that’s art for me, I’m an artist.
your an artist but can you tell me about your origins.
Well my name is Nhlanhla Wandile Dlamini born in Johannesburg 1999 October 18 1802 i was raised there and the reason i chose 1802 people thought it was that thing where instagram gives you a name because @nhlanhla already exist nah its not that i chose that myself 1802 being the house that i lived in/the apartment was on the 18th floor room 02…i feel like I’m bringing my past into my future i wanna be known as Mr 1802.
And now you in Centurion when did you move to that side?
I got here in 2005 so i spent like 5 years in Johannesburg and I’ve been here ever since.
What inspires your photography?
Art, i love art. I feel like my photography is not just photography, there are photographers that just take photos just for taking photos and then there’s an artist for instance me you saw the light paintings on my instagram?
me: Yeah, i saw those.
i was just drawing in the air i feel like i used photography to paint i just did art with my photography.
and i kept wondering how you made those light paintings.
you know what i did? i put a DSLR on 30seconds shutter speed, the shutter and aperture was open as wide as possible ISO was on 100, aperture on 5.6 or something and then i just took my phone put the flash on and just drew.
And that one i was just fooling around with the light but apart from fooling around i just wanted to show my shoes.
speaking of shoes are you a sneaker head and what are your other interests?
Jaap, at the moment I’m using photography to start my way into fashion i wanna go study in New York at the Parsons school of fashion it’s like one of the best fashion schools in the world that’s my dream man and i feel like photography is gonna boost my fashion brand cause I’ll be known already and it’ll just kick off in a nice way.
It’s like you certain about fashion.
Right now are you studying/designing?
me: can you draw?
Like i said I’m an artist, i haven’t done that in a while and the last time i drew was in my light paintings i can do a lot of things bruh…I’ve made a song one time it went well but it wasn’t …
were you singing or?
it was a beat but i didn’t finish it.
Wow you produced the beat yourself?
Yeah, it’s not only photography that i do but photography is my main.
photography is what sparked this interview.
yeah its what shows I’m an artist, my art inspired you,cool dude,inspire people,influence people, that’s what made this interview! i inspired you.
you really have inspired me man.
Tell me about your gigs/photoshoots that you’ve done so far and the money?
I’ve only done 10 gigs, there’s this one friend that really support me his name is Lebokgang his gonna check out your stuff and his gonna see his name, he has a fashion brand “DEU” i did plenty of photoshoots for him in braam he really supports me he likes my stuff. There’s this one girl Neo Kwala i feel like she’s my biggest fan I’ve been friends with her since grade 8 she love my instagram page bruh if there’s one person that you’d have to ask about my photos is Neo she would know.
me: the money?
right now I’m not making much if you wanna ask me about money come next year cause I’m only blowing up now a few have liked my photos e.g Levis the actual brand they took their time and went to their tags and like my photo a photo that i took and just to think of it Levis a big brand they get hundred and thousands of tags everyday and they decided to like my photo on that day? that must mean something.
yeah it does mean something.
another thing my photos don’t get a lot of likes and stuff I’m just blowing up now man.
your influenced by art but are there people that you look up to?
there’s this friend of mine named Simphiwe instagram @simiato that guy his the actual reason i started photography. On a rainy night i was out with him and we stood outside for 30 minutes actually he made me stand with him just waiting for lightning strikes and when he finally got that shot i was like dude how did you do that? ever since that day I’ve never stopped learning about photography…but there’s other people like Adriaan Louw,okmalumkoolkat though his not a photographer but his a designer so his art boost my creativity.
by the way what do you use to shoot?
i use my phone and a camera when ever i can borrow one.
music wise who do you listen to?
okmalumkoolkat 100k macassette that whole mixtape, I’ve been a fan of him ever since dirty paraffin do you know that group?
yeah i know that group?
yeah I’ve been a fan of him ever since then and I’m also bumping J Cole,Kendrick and drake.
so their music or them e.g okmalumkoolkat as a person influence you?
musically and as a person and with okmalumkoolkat i almost have a similar story to him i didn’t struggle that much but bruh he came from the slums and his making it right now that’s what inspired me also these guys Kendrick and J Cole those guys inspire me a lot bruh…i forgot to mention Joey Badass that guy tells stories with his music i tell stories with my photos its all about telling stories with me bruh.
speaking of stories what stories are you trying to portray with your photography?
well i just don’t post anything e.g my recent photos i posted them in black&white some of them well 3 of them it’s all about Africa and being dark skinned
i told a story with that i feel like i wanna inspire people i don’t even know how to say it but there’s always a deeper meaning to my photos if you look carefully even though my captions might be short there’s always a deeper meaning to them…look at my photos,look at my captions you’ll click at the same time if you know me very well, my close friends they know me Mpho, Asakhe, Sitha, Tino and Xhanti they know whenever i post something on instagram they’ll be like ‘oh this is what this guy is portraying this is what he want to send out with his photo’.
i hear you, i have this one question i plan on asking everyone i interview.
For someone like me who’s into art and stuff and who’s still aspiring but not sure if they want to pursue because of what society thinks or they afraid they won’t make money etc what advice you have
i would say don’t give up for instance me when i started this photography stuff i started with an iPod with only a front camera…
wait what, only a front camera?
i told you don’t let lack of equipment limit you if you let that limit you,you wont get anywhere also society cause just like me right now to tell the truth there’s a whole lot of photographers and most…I’m gonna sound like I’m hating but a lot of things for me look the same. I didn’t let the lack of equipment stop me,i didn’t let people who were telling me no wena your just a copy cat following people,i didn’t let that stop me so don’t let anything stop you just pursue what you want if you work hard you’ll get it.
you just have to push?
you have to push that’s the only way.
Denier once told me these words “your interest determines your success”…
and the circles you hang out with. If your gonna hangout with the circle that’s gonna tell you nah nigga you ain’t gonna make it, nah dawg you just a copycat you wont make it…my friends i always tell them ‘guys hustle trust me one day we gonna make it’ i always tell my friend Mpho Mashabane that ‘dawg we gonna make it one day bruh trust me’ just push that’s all you have to do. I’m a 16 year old…
and your influencing a 19 year old.
not only you I’ve influenced a whole lot of people…look I’m just 16, 16! and I’m still in high school where do i find the time to do this i make time if you love something you’ll push.
i hear you and since there’s a whole pool of photographers what’s so different about you that makes you believe you’ll make it?
Determination. I feel like most of these cats that are my age they just doing it for just doing it they not doing it for the love….
they doing it for likes on instagram and girls comments?
yeah, I’m just trying to push my art dawg i just want the whole world to see i don’t just want to be another photographer…nah i wanna push art bruh.
that’s the direction your headed everything even school will be based on art?
yeah and a lot of people might tell me you not gonna make money, trust me I’m gonna make it and it’s not all about money if you love something you’ll do it with passion money will drive you crazy don’t do things for money but we can’t live without money that’s why I’m like if you like something and you good at it make people pay if they really love your art they will pay for it. I’m not pushing money only but man nothing is free in this world.
about Braamfontein are you also a #braamkid?
not really but i do hangout in braam…whenever I’m in braam I usually hangout with Lebo or Trendsend 90 those are my friends, those 3 guys well 2 of them influenced me with this fashion thing.
even neighbour goods market?
yeah I’ve actually wanted to print my art/photos then showcase them there and just sell a few cause even in Pretoria there’s 012 central i also wanna showcase there and they told me its cool we need more people like you to showcase their art come through anytime will get you a spot.
which instagram accounts do you suggest a person must follow?
@Simiato that’s my friend his also an artist like me.
that’s all i can think of right now but there’s a whole lot more trust me owh and @hypebeast.
what’s your conclusion?
let me make up a quote
“I’m 16 and I’m doing it, you can too”
adidas originals superstar has collaborated with South African creatives SArtists and I’m not gonna describe much, all i ask is for you to click on the YouTube link below and watch what the collaboration was about.
Almost everyday i log on to tumblr to check out updates on dressing because as you might already know tumblr kids are the driving force of fashion waves, before you see it anywhere else infact before YOU EVEN SEE IT IN PERSON it first goes on tumblr but out of all these “tumblr kids” there are a few which I follow and I’ve listed them (descending) in terms of which are more influential on me. The list has no descriptions just their images and instagram usernames.
Note: some of these cats are responsible for your favourite celebrities styles including yours.